WSBA Governance


The WSBA thanks members for taking the time to provide feedback through email, member calls, and our online chats regarding the Board's decision to set license fees for 2018-2020. This notice provides an important update about the petition process.

On Jan. 5, 2017, the Washington Supreme Court entered an order affirming 2018, 2019, and 2020 license fees approved by the Board of Governors at its Sept. 29, 2016, Board meeting. In addition, the Court stated that if such current license fee rollback petition were to pass, the license fee proposed by the petition, as well as the requirement of tying future license fee increases to the consumer price index would not be reasonable. Please see the order here.

At its Jan. 26-27, 2017, Board meeting in Spokane, the Board of Governors will discuss whether holding the referendum vote is appropriate in light of the Court's order given that a vote by the active membership to pass such a referendum would be moot.


The Board of Governors is the governing body of the WSBA which determines the general policies of the Bar and approves its budget each year. The Board of Governors consists of the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, and members elected from each congressional district and at-large.

Your Congressional District is listed on myWSBA (log in required). You can also enter your home address (or if you live out of state, your agent of service address) on this congressional district map. Choose "Congressional," click on "Find My District," and then click on the map next to the symbol marking your address.

The 2015-2016 WSBA Board of Governors


Meet the Board of Governors

Meet the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, the at-large Governors, and your elected representatives.

The Board's Work

The Board of Governors is the governing body of the WSBA. The Board moves the Bar forward with an eye toward its long-standing mission, guiding principles, and short-term strategic goals.

Work Groups

Business meeting at table

WSBA Sections Policy Work Group

Created to review WSBA policies related to WSBA sections and make recommendations for consideration.

Overhead view of meeting table

Bylaws Work Group

Created to consider revisions to the Bylaws in light of recommendations in the Governance Task Force Report.

2017 Elections

Board of Governors election eligibility and nomination information

WSBA Presidential Search

Learn how to apply for the position of WSBA president

Board of Governors Meetings and Materials

Archived Board Meeting Minutes & Agendas

Executive Director

Meet Paula Littlewood, WSBA Executive Director


The BOG adopted amendments to Art. XI, Sections, effective Jan. 26, 2017.

Board of Governors Congressional District Map

BOG Congressional Districts map

Enlarge or download map. (pdf 6 MB)